Mary Grace McNally is a New York City based dance performer, choreographer and teacher, originally from Massachusetts. In June 2018, she self-produced, directed and choreographed her first evening-length work, Not For Picking, which premiered at Theaterlab NYC. Mary Grace is honored to be the winner of the 2018 Capezio A.C.E. Award. She was also announced as ADA's National Choreographer of the Year in 2016.
Mary Grace’s work has been presented at The Joyce Theater, The Dance Gallery Festival, Dixon Place, Young Choreographer’s Festival, Centre National de la Danse in France, and deSingel in Belgium. She has studied with artists such as Medhi Walerski, Jesse Zaritt, Adi Salant, Jermaine Spivey, Spenser Theberge, Tilman O’Donnell, and has performed the works of Doug Varone, Tommie-Waheed Evans, Katie Swords-Thurman, Emma Portner, Erica Sobol and Ryan Spencer. Most recently, Mary Grace was a featured dancer at Madison Square Garden for Phish’s 2020 NYE concert, choreographed by Jon Rua. She also created new works for Divinity Dance Company (UT) and the senior dance majors at East Carolina University (NC).
Mary Grace is the Artistic Director of MG + Artists, a project-based dance collective in NYC. In January 2020, she premiered her newest work, WHEN IT FALLS, at The Montalbán in Los Angeles, produced by Break The Floor. Mary Grace is a guest instructor and choreographer at competitive dance studios, workshops and universities across the country, as well as Guest Faculty at Peridance Capezio Center and Broadway Dance Center. She received her BFA in Dance from the University of the Arts in 2015.
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